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Snowden's search for asylum is fruitless so far
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:59:03 AM »
Via Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/02/us-usa-security-snowden-idUSBRE9610C520130702

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(Reuters) - Several countries on Tuesday spurned asylum requests from Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor wanted for leaking secrets, despite an appeal from Venezuela for the world to protect him.

Snowden, who revealed the secret U.S. electronic surveillance program Prism, has applied for political asylum in more than a dozen countries in his search for safety from the espionage charges in the United States.

The 30-year-old is in legal limbo in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, unable to fly on to a hoped-for destination in Latin America because he has no legal travel documents and no Russian visa to leave the airport.

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Re: Snowden's search for asylum is fruitless so far
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 10:45:51 AM »
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Re: Snowden's search for asylum is fruitless so far
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 02:10:04 PM »
Interesting. I guess he will be back in US at some point?


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Re: Snowden's search for asylum is fruitless so far
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 02:16:03 PM »
Both Venezuela and Bolivia are still considering.
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Re: Snowden's search for asylum is fruitless so far
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 02:25:19 PM »
Both Venezuela and Bolivia are still considering.
What happened to Equador?

I think these places got the word, that aiding this guy would not be worth it for them, in the long run.
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Re: Snowden's search for asylum is fruitless so far
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 02:44:17 PM »
What happened to Equador?

I think these places got the world, that aiding this guy would not be worth it for them, in the long run.

Ecuador seems to have come down with a case of the regrets.

Best article I can find thus far: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/02/venezuela-maduro-snowdon_n_3532077.html

And, yes, it is the HuffPo, but comprehensive.
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